In our latest TAI newsletter Andrew Macintosh and Deb Wilkinson from the ANU’s Australian Centre for Environmental Law explain the likely threat of the mining boom on the Tarkine. For eight years conservationists have fought to have the Tarkine rainforest in Tasmania included on the National Heritage List. Yet despite its eligibility it is under threat from large mining projects and a federal government reluctant to give responsibility for its listing to an independent arbiter.
This month’s newsletter also features Richard Denniss’ piece “Action trumps vision”, which suggests how the left side of politics can learn from Howard’s legacy. Also featured are pieces on economic modelling, carbon tax, the likely benefit of Gonski recommendations to Australia’s school system and the upward trend in job insecurity.